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Real Estate Listings:You Can’t Sell What You Don’t Have

June 5, 2014 12:33 pm

Real Estate Listings: You Can’t Sell What You Don’t Have | The KCM Crew Some housing experts are concerned that the housing recovery seems to be stalling. Some are blaming the one percent increase in mortgage interest rates since the first quarter of last year. Others are pointing at an economy that is improving but only at a snail’s pace. Still, others are questioning whether homeownership is even considered by some to still be part of the American Dream. However, there is great evidence that the true reason home sales aren’t stronger is because we lack inventory in the vast majority of markets across the country. Here are a few reasons why we believe this to be true:

Pent-Up Buyer & Seller Demand about to be Released?

June 4, 2014 12:21 pm

Pent-Up Buyer & Seller Demand about to be Released? | The KCM Crew American consumers’ perception of the residential real estate market was revealed in a recent survey by Edelman Berland. They interviewed 2,500 Americans who are “in the market” to buy or sell a home. Respondents were between 25-64 years old with a household income of at least $50,000. Here are the key findings of the survey:

BELIEF in the HOUSING MARKET


June is National Homeownership Month!!

June 3, 2014 12:09 pm

June is National Homeownership Month!! | The KCM Crew
National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his proclamation:

5 Reasons to Sell Now!

June 2, 2014 11:57 am

5 Reasons to Sell Now | The KCM Crew Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are five of those reasons.

1. Demand is Strong

There is currently a pent-up demand of purchasers as many home buyers pushed off their search this past winter because of extreme weather. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the number of buyers in the market, which feel off dramatically in December, January and February, has begun to increase again over the last few months. These buyers are ready, willing and able to buy…and are in the market right now!

2. There Is Less Competition Now


Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 30, 2014 11:21 am

Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC] | The KCM Crew